Sheffield FC win the F.A. Amateur Cup. 113 years ago, today

Sheffield FC claimed its greatest ever prize by beating Ealing FC 3-1 at the Bradford City ground, and lifted the F.A. Amateur Cup.

F.E.M. Chambers played as a back for Sheffield FC in the victory, his father was Harry Waters Chambers, the club’s very first Hon. Sec. back in 1857. It was the Chamber’s family home Parkfield House, that the club’s inaugural meetings took place. Harry Chambers played in the first match played under the new Laws of the Football Association on Saturday January 9th, 1864 in Battersea Park.

The two teams for the historic match were:

The Presidents Side: A Pember (No Names Kilburn), Charles W. Alcock (Forest), HW Chambers (Sheffield FC), AM Tebbut (Forest), Gray (Club Team unknown), Drew (Club Team unknown), RG Graham (Barnes), WJ Cutbill (Forest), A Morten (No Names Kilburn), J Turner (Crystal Palace), Morris (Crystal Palace), Renshaw (No Names Kilburn), Leuchers (Barnes), A Scott (Club Team unknown)

The Secretary’s side: EC Morley (Barnes), JF Alcock (Forest), CM Tebbut (Forest), A Lloyd (Crystal Palace), C Hewitt (Club Team unknown), GT Wawn (War Office), JP Phillips (War Office), Innes (Barnes), McCalmont (Barnes), Needham (Club Team unknown), H Baker (No Names Kilburn), AJ Baker (No Names Kilburn), Hughes (Club team unknown), Jackson (Forest).”

Providing a nice piece of historical symmetry Charles W. Alcock, presented the F.A. Amateur Cup and the medals to the victorious Sheffield FC on April 4th, 1904.